Many radical books read like movie adaptations and “Time Bomb” is no exception. As I read it I could really imagine this book being up there on the silver screen. The book has an interesting plot about a Nazi super weapon being uncovered in present day (or perhaps near future) Berlin. When activated the weapon starts to wipe out the entire human race and humanities last hope is a team of special agents who are sent back in time to WW2 Germany to prevent the catastrophe.
The book was well paced and easy to read with just enough twists, turns and betrayals to hold my attention. The artwork was excellent throughout and it captured Hitler’s Germany and the advanced Nazi tech really well. Gulacy’s artwork has a pleasing comic book style, unlike some of the photo realistic stuff you sometimes find in Radical publications, and the book was better for it. Special mention must also go to the color pallette which suited the story well and added a lot of atmosphere.
“Time Bomb” is a well drawn Radical action book with a great central idea and at 168 glossy pages it represents great value for money. If you enjoy Radical’s movie like stories and presentation you should also enjoy this book. [ISBN-13: 978-1935417408]. 8/10
Filed under: 8 Stars, David Michael Beck, Dylan Teague, Jimmy Palmiotti, Jonah Hex, Justin Gray, Paul Gulacy, Phil Noto, Val Semieks
“Guns of Vegeneance” collects issues #7 to #12 of the ongoing DC Jonah hex Western series. All the stories are written by Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin gray.
- “One wedding and fifty funerals” illustrated by Luke Ross.
- “Never turn a blind eye” illustrated by Dylan Teague and Val Semieks.
- “Getting un-haunted” illustrated by Tony Dezuniga.
- “Gator bait” illustrated by Phil Noto.
- “The Hanging Tree” illustrated by David Michael Beck.
- “Bloodstained Snow” illustrated by Paul Gulacy.
This second collected edition of the disfigured bounty hunter Jonah Hex continues on with the high standards set in the first volume. If you liked the first book or you like westerns you will like this one. I really enjoyed every story with the exception of “Getting un-haunted” which in my opinion was overly complex and quite hard to follow. It was still a good story with a satisfying ending but a bit more Twilight Zone than classic western.
The art in “Jonah Hex” is a real treat for the eyes and absolutely spot on for the Western genre. The art is of a very high standard throughout with Tony Dezuniga and Phil Noto being the weakest links. This is not to say that their work was poor it is just that their styles appealed to me less. I am not a huge fan of Tony DeZuniga’s scratch art style and I am not sure if that had some bearing in “Getting un-haunted” being my least favorite story in the book. Special mention should go to Val Semieks, who’s art style I really enjoyed, and Paul Gulacy for his incredibly detailed renditions.
Jonah Hex volume 2 has some fantastic art, great western stories and is printed on good quality paper. I can really reccomend it to fans of the western genre. [ISBN-13: 978-1401212490]. 8/10